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Stone Country House Near Historic Mirepoix

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Carcassonne house description

Montplaisir is a 200 year old stone house which lies secluded in a private forest in the countryside near the medieval town of Mirepoix. The property is a little over an hour's drive from Toulouse, about an hour from Carcassonne, an hour and a half from the Mediterranean and about 3 and a half hours from Barcelona. It is close to airports (Toulouse Blagnac and Carcassonne) and train stations (Toulouse Matabiau, Carcassonne and Pamiers.) Lac Montbel, only a few minutes by car, offers swimming, horseback riding, sailing, bicycling and a restaurant which opens in the summer months.

Please read the numerous reviews we have received for assurance that this is a most unusual property. Montplaisir features quality furnishings and appointments.

The house was recently remodeled and includes a master bedroom and remodeled bath along with a comfortable guest bedroom upstairs. Both bedrooms have stunning views of the Pyrenées Mountains. An additional guest bedroom with queen bed, en suite bathroom with shower stall and mountain views is located downstairs. All three bedrooms are equipped with top quality mattresses and linens.

Montplaisir features a comfortable salon with fireplace adjacent to a spacious typical French country kitchen and is furnished with country French antique furniture. A front terrace for alfresco dining offers dramatic vistas of the Pyrenées. Dark beamed ceilings and original tile floors lend the house an elegant rustic ambiance.

The house is equipped with a 40' HD LCD TV featuring numerous satellite channels in multiple languages (English, French, German, Spanish, etc.)as well as a DVD library of classic movies and a CD player. The wireless router allows for internet access throughout the house as well as FREE WORLDWIDE PHONE SERVICE. Radiators and a large fireplace will keep the place warm and cozy during cool weather.

This 14 acre privately-owned property sits on a hill overlooking a verdant valley and stunning mountain views. The area abounds with historical landmarks, museums, walking trails and châteaux. This particular site is noted for its unusual varieties of birds.

Access to the area is easy and inexpensive due to the frequent flights into Toulouse Blagnac, an international airport with connections from all over Europe. Carcassone provides inexpensive Ryanair service from Stanstead, Liverpool, Derby and Glasgow.

Montplaisir is located about 15 minutes from Mirepoix, an extraordinary Medieval village dating from the 13th century. Food shops as well as a newly renovated supermarket provide everything you could possibly need. The town has numerous restaurants in all price categories including the 'Cantegril' offering local dishes at reasonable prices and the renowned RELAIS ROYAL, a Relais et Châteaux property with a tantalizing menu and wine list. This part of France, the Ariége, is famous for its cuisine, featuring cassoulet, duck and foie gras as well as its wines, including the Minervois and Corbiéres.

On the large central square in Mirepoix you can still admire the half-timbered houses supported on wood pillars, creating a magnificent covered arcade. The ends of the joists of the richest houses are sculpted, and the most beautiful sculptures are on the house of the Justice du Seigneur, which became in 1500 the Maison des Consuls, showing women's faces, bearded heads, a tortoise and other fantastical images.

The cathedral of St. Maurice has an unusual nave. Of the cathedrals of Europe only that of Gerona in Spain has a wider nave. Inside, vandalism and demolitions destroyed many treasures but you can still admire a tabernacle, a Christ on the cross from the 14th century and seven paintings by Larivière-Vesontius.

This charming, peaceful little town is much appreciated for its mild southern climate and easy access from the airports at Carcassonne and Toulouse.

Payments may be made by personal check, credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

Near Mirepoix you'll also want to visit:

- the ancient Romanesque stone church at Vals.
- the 14th century Château de Lagarde 'Le petit Versailles du Languedoc'.
- Camon, a small fortified village featuring a Benedectine abbey founded by Charlemagne in 778.
- the 'book town' Montolieu where you can find rare and unusual books of all kinds.
- The famous Cité of Carcassonne.
- Toulouse, 'la ville rose', with its numerous restaurants, shops, museums and churches.
- Foix, with its extraordinary castle overlooking the entire region.
- The fortified village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, northeast of Toulouse.
- Albi, with its famous cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec museum.
- The medieval town of Conque about 2 hours away in the Dordogne.

Please see guest reviews below. On parle français.






Keywords: Rental house, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, free WiFi, satellite tv, quiet, Ariege countryside, retreat, Toulouse, Pamiers, Mirepoix, Carcassonne, Foix, views, lake Montbel, Pyrenées, swimming, boating, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, museums, castles, historic sites, Corbiere, Minervois, Languedoc-Rousillon, Southwest France.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Small pets are accepted...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Private dining nearby provided by Cordon Bleu chef.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library:

                    Numerous classic movie DVDs available....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Mountain View:

                            Unobstructed southern view of the Pyrenees mountains....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Hunting
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis

                          Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Telephone:

                            (2) One downstairs and one in the master bedroom....moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                              • Deck / Patio

                              Payment Type

                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $750
                              Spring
                              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $850
                              Peak
                              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $950

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                              • Property Damage Protection $69
                              • Pet Fee $100
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              Why the Owner Chose Carcassonne:
                              This is a wonderful part of France that remains untouched by the frantic pace of the large cities and Provence. It offers mild weather, great cuisine and delightful wines at bargain prices. We could not find a better vacation spot when we were searching for a retreat from the hectic pace of city life.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The rich historical background of this region offers limitless opportunites for exploration. The cathedrals, Cathare ruins, museums and caves keep us occupied during our annual summer stay in Montplaisir. Lac Montbel provides great swimming and boating for our guests and their children. And every year we find something new and exciting.


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                              Speaks: english, french
                               

                              Photos

                              • Terrace facing Pyrenees mountains

                                Terrace facing Pyrenees mountains

                              • Side view

                                Side view

                              • Lunch on the terrace

                                Lunch on the terrace

                              • Salon from kitchen

                                Salon from kitchen

                              • Salon

                                Salon

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Upstairs guest bedroom

                                Upstairs guest bedroom

                              • Downstairs bedroom

                                Downstairs bedroom

                              • View from terrace

                                View from terrace

                              • Nearby Lac Montbel

                                Nearby Lac Montbel

                              • Monday farmers' market

                                Monday farmers' market

                              • Winter at Montplaisir

                                Winter at Montplaisir

                              • Front view

                                Front view

                              • Wisteria in the spring

                                Wisteria in the spring

                              • Living area

                                Living area

                              • Kitchen area

                                Kitchen area

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Master bathroom

                                Master bathroom

                              • Upstairs guest bedroom

                                Upstairs guest bedroom

                              • Drinks on the terrace

                                Drinks on the terrace

                              • View of mountains from house

                                View of mountains from house

                              • Typical building in Mirepoix

                                Typical building in Mirepoix

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                              VRBO #181711

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                              $750 - $950 per week (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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